LA has a native plant shortage and a wealth of projects that require exactly this type of plants. What to do? A creative solution being proposed now is a network of nurseries that will not only provide native plants, but green jobs for the city.
Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Yosuke Kitazawa
Published: 23 July 2015, KCET
|Image: Grown in L.A./Mia Lehrer + Associates|
"We need to be creating a viable, native source, locally collected native plant material intead of farming it out to these other areas," says Kat Superfisky, a project designer for Mia Lehrer + Associates.
Los Angeles has ambitious plans to restore an eleven-mile stretch of its previously neglected waterway, plus many more water conserving projects are coming online in a city gripped with drought. A key feature in all of these are native plants, which are quickly dwindling in supply, an issue we've covered previously.
Now, a widespread collaborative of federal and state agencies, non-profits, and private firms have come together to solve the Los Angeles Rivers' native plant supply problem, in an initiative called Grown in L.A. [read more]